Fruitbat Factory, the localisation outfit who brought War Of The Human Tanks to Western audiences earlier this year, has announced their next title. RPG/puzzle hybrid 99 Spirits revolves around the real Japanese legends of "Tsukumogami", where everyday objects come alive on their 100th birthday.
Originally developed by Japanese doujin (indie) circle Toraiki, 99 Spirits presents the tale of a young girl who sets out to avenge her mother's death by defeating evil spirits. Apparently gameplay is a mix of traditional RPG mechanics and intense puzzle minigames, with Feudal Japan brought alive by detailed artwork and original soundtrack.
Here's a feature list:
- Over 10 hours of playtime in an RPG that mixes intense puzzles with fast paced action
- Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique battle system
- Capture enemy spirits and turn them into allies
- Interact with over 40 unique characters that impact your journey
- Battle over 100 monsters and master a vast variety of skills
- Maintain your equipment and combat hunger as you traverse different regions
- Beautifully detailed art and an atmospheric original soundtrack bring feudal Japan alive
Fruitbat Factory's debut project, War Of The Human Tanks, was a fun strategy game hidden within an impenetrable visual novel. Here's hoping that 99 Spirits will be a much more consistent proposition.